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There are 4 ways to get from Metuchen to New York by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  55 min

  1. Take the train from Metuchen to New York Penn Station Northeast Corridor

$6 - $11

Cheapest option

Line 813 bus, bus  •  2h 1m

  1. Take the line 813 bus from Main St At Rt-27 to Washington St At High St 813
  2. Take the bus from Washington St At High St to Port Authority Bus Terminal 116

$2 - $8

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Metuchen to New York 29.2 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  34 min

  1. Drive from Metuchen to New York 29.2 miles

$2 - $5

Metuchen to New York by train

The train journey time between Metuchen and New York is around 51 min and covers a distance of around 27 miles. The fastest train normally takes 42 min. Operated by NJ Transit, the Metuchen to New York train service departs from Metuchen and arrives in New York Penn Station. Typically 349 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
51 min
Fastest train time:
42 min
Trains per week:
349
Cheapest price:
$6
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:27
Last train departs at:
23:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Metuchen to New York train schedules

Metuchen → New York
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  • Nationwide control measures in place

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Metuchen to New York is to drive which costs $2 - $5 and takes 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Metuchen to New York is to taxi which costs $150 - $190 and takes 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Metuchen to New York. However, there are services departing from Main St At Rt-27 and arriving at Port Authority Bus Terminal via Washington St At High St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Metuchen and arriving at New York Penn Station station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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The distance between Metuchen and New York is 23 miles. The road distance is 29.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Metuchen to New York without a car is to train which takes 55 min and costs $6 - $11.

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The train from Metuchen to New York Penn Station takes 55 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Metuchen to New York bus services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from Main St At Rt-27 station.

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Metuchen to New York train services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from Metuchen station.

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The best way to get from Metuchen to New York is to train which takes 55 min and costs $6 - $11. Alternatively, you can line 813 bus and bus, which costs $2 - $8 and takes 2h 1m.

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Map of how to get from Metuchen to New York.
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  • Distance: 23.3 miles
  • Duration: 55 min

What companies run services between Metuchen, NJ, USA and New York, NY, USA?

NJ Transit operates a train from Metuchen to New York Penn Station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $11 and the journey takes 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Metuchen to New York via Washington St At High St in around 2h 1m.

Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Metuchen to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from Main St At Rt-27 to Washington St At High St
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $2
Adult
$2 - $4
Bus from Washington St At High St to Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $2
Adult
$3 - $4
Other operators
Taxi from Metuchen to New York
Ave. Duration
34 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Shreeji Taxi
Phone
+1-732-331-8069
Website
shreejitaxiservices.com
Edison Taxi
Phone
+1 732-201-5555
Website
edisontaxi.com

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Metuchen to New York bus services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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Metuchen to New York train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Metuchen to New York is 29 miles. It takes approximately 34 min to drive from Metuchen to New York.

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